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Deluxe samples: do you open them right away?

I am interested to hear if you guys open your deluxe samples right away, or if you wait to finish a product in the same category before opening it. I wait to finish my products before opening up a deluxe sample, even though I really want to open it! For example, I am currently finishing up a primer before opening up the Hourglass primer sample and porefessional. I also am waiting to try out some mini mascaras and mini exfoliators. I don't know why I wait when I want to try them so bad hah. Does anyone else do this?

NurseCupcake

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I'm a total sample hoarder! I have boxes and bags of samples. I'll make purchases just for samples. However, I have been making it a point to go through my samples and minis. I've made a huge dent in them! It's been getting out of control.

lovinglondon

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I am a sample hoarder so I won’t open something until I intend to use the whole thing.

DTalksAll

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I used to, but now not so much. You should see my mini mascara collection :smileytongue: I used to open them right away, but would go back to my current full size. I ended up wasting the minis by not using it up in 3 months. Now I save them & only open one at a time. 

I try to stock up on minis of products I use, or really like for travel. If it's something I know I won't use, then it goes into a TSB, or into gifts. 

I also try to only get minis that I know I will like now. I can't remember when was the last time I bought eye cream! 

kariyava

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If it is a lippie or perfume, I'll try it right away.  Otherwise, I'll wait.

levid

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I'm not sure I've ever finished anything makeup wise. Skin care I wait to use something until I'm out so I can see how my skin reacts. Mascaras I go through a TON so they're all open and if they smell funny I pitch them. 

RandeeBT

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I usually wait until I am completely done with a product in the same category before opening a deluxe sample! The only exception I will make is when I am going to be traveling somewhere. I always like to use travel as an opportunity to use my deluxe samples up! :smileyhappy:

Best,
Randee
notcreative

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Great question.  It depends on how badly I want to try the sample.  If it is something I have been dying to try, my willpower is nil.  One the other hand, I can easily put away a sample I am only so so on trying.  I have more samples than I can ever use, so I usually give away the ones I have no interest in before they get too old.

fatimamummy

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I keep skin care and make up samples in separate make up bags....Same goes for foil samples and take out one when I have finished with the same time of product,,,,but some times I like to use two of a type alternatively then I open them...e.g: currently I alter my regular Camu Camu sleeping facial with the hope in a jar night sample every other night.

Cleanser and eye cream I habitually use different in morning and evening,,, So if I have a sample of either of them I open it to continue routine if one of my regular ones is finished otherwise they just keep sitting in my stash.

 

mpolansky

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Alright for those of you who say they can actually wait - you guys have a million times more patience and willpower than I could ever dream of having!

 

I get way too excited about new goodies, I have to swatch everything. Only thing I'll wait for is mascara. Everything else I like to try. My only rule is that I can only try one new skincare item at a time. I've been known to go crazy with the samples and have really bad reactions - only to not know the exact source of the allergic reaction. So I'm more careful now. Makeup samples I usually am more open to trying multiple at a time since I've never had an allergic reaction due to a makeup product alone. I'd recommend the only trying one at a time rule to everyone with sensitive skin like mine.. it's helped so much!

clemon

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Depending on what it is, but i usually swatch it at least (i just can't wait!) But nope, tend not to use them on a regular basis, I like saving the deluxe sized primers, foundations (tm, bb, cc), lip products etc. for a travel bag. 

shoppiturt

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If it's mascara, I won't open it until my current stuff is at least low, or if I think I can use it alongside something. I have two mini mascaras and one full open at the moment and I either rotate them or use them together. If it's skincare, like a cleanser or moisturizer, I'll go ahead and open it because I'm trying to find what really works for me. Everything else I have is just kind of sitting around waiting to get used. :X

ChicDabbler

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If it's something I haven't used before, most often I would swatch/try it once, then put it back until I finish my current stuff. Yeah, I have a handful of deluxe primers that are only swatched once, lol.

Missie772

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Nope, I save it and wait until I finish that item up before I open another one. Otherwise I am going to have a million open samples that I used once or twice and then it will go bad!

chocopudding

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I actually don't open them up until something of the same genre has been used up completely. I hate wasting stuff, and if I open too many things at once I know something is going to spoil before I can finish them.

 

I love anything itty bitty, so I like to line up little bottles (perfume especially!) and little lipsticks and look at them and it makes me happy. I'm weird that way. ^_^;;

BuxomBabe80

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I also love mini lippies! The recent ones I got from UD and Lancome are just too cute!

mrsbaine

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I used to open everything right away because it felt like Christmas. Then, I ended up with a ton of half used deluxe samples and full size items, so I started putting them away in my makeu. Or skincare storage area and I try to forget about it. When I am done with so etching, I go to storage to get a replacement. The exception was the Lab sample of the night facial from Kate Sommerville. I wanted to try that immediately. 

Crazy4Sephora1

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I have a small basket that I keep my samples in and I use them if I feel bored and want to try something different  or if I have a skin issue.  For example, I had a laser peel in which I was shedding skin like crazy and my face was dehydrated so all the exfoliating and moisture samples were used very quickly.

heartsmyface

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I'm a little OCD about having multiple cleaning products open at once. I also don't like to 'appear' like I have more products than I do which can happen with a bunch of samples. My solution is that every three or four weeks I try to use up a couple deluxe samples. Kinda a little game I play with myself. Mascaras and eyeliners and primers I wait because how many can you really use up at once? Makeup samples I never wait. I use them up fast!
infinitise

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   I have very little patience most of the time

If I were to wait until I finish the product in the same category, I would all of a sudden not appreciate or like the product I'm currently using.. 

I also heard about having to give your skin a variety of nutrients.. so I justify my lack of patience with the fact that you have to switch up the products every now and then 

even foil samples, if there's something I received that I like, I would open it and use it interchangeably 

kbmatthews

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Depends. I sometimes will wait if I'm not in a rush to try something, but sometimes I'll get a deluxe sample for a certain event in mind, so I'll open it for that. I totally wait for mascaras, moisturizers and exfoliators, though, since I always have so many. 

 

Lip products pretty much get opened ASAP though! haha

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